Couple who battled racial prejudice still going strong 65 years on

Lilian and George Peterkin celebrate their wedding anniversary

Lilian and George Peterkin met after a chance encounter on a night out – a rare night out for Lilian.

As they began their courtship at a time when mixed-race relationships were often frowned upon, they sometimes found themselves forced to take to the back streets when out and about to avoid verbal abuse.

The pair, who live in Bradmore, met in 1953, before tying the knot on May 14, 1954, at Wolverhampton register office – two years to the day after George arrived from Jamaica in 1952.

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